After Mr. Sprinkles has gone missing, Lola appoints Leni to help find her missing toy.
On a rainy day, Leni and Lola arrive back home after a long day of shopping. As Lola enters her room, she discovers that Mr. Sprinkles has gone missing. Entering Leni's room, Lola requests that she solve the mystery of who stole Mr. Sprinkles, since that's where she stashed her money.
Looking around Lola's room for clues, she spots a half eaten cookie on the floor. Entering Luna and Luan's room, she sees Luna playing piano and asks where she got it, assuming she used all the money in Mr. Sprinkles to buy it. When Luna states that Chunk gave it to her because he was running out of room in his van, Leni declares that she hit a dead end. Suddenly, Luna points out that one of the keys is sticky, causing Leni to have a new lead.
She goes to Lana, who is fixing Lola's princess jeep. When Leni blames Lana for the taking of Mr. Sprinkles, Lana denies any wrongdoing. At that moment, Lana begins eating the cookie Leni found, saying that there weren't any dog biscuits for her. This causes Leni to discover who the real culprit is.
Arriving to Charles' doghouse, the dog comes out and confesses to stealing Mr. Sprinkles. Having solved the case, Leni comes to the conclusion that Charles stole him just to play with him. However, unbeknownst to Leni, he actually took out all of the money stashed.
hylandermusic In the studio with @ruthtrumpets recording some jazz tunes for an upcoming @theloudhousecartoonFEBRUARY 13, 2020 • Eagle Rock
Katrina Zemrak @KatrinaZemrak
Big news! I’ve been writing some music for #Nickelodeon shorts the past few months and the #LoudHouse ones have been released which means I can share the #music with you! Here is a glimpse of “The Maltese Bear” featuring the incredible @ruthtrumpets. Jun 25, 2020
theloudhousecartoon Can Leni solve the mystery of Lola's missing bear?
You'll have to watch the entire short "Maltese Bear" to find out!
JULY 11, 2020
This short was confirmed by the show's composer, Johnathan Hylander, who revealed that the trumpet music was provided by Ruth Mahealane, AKA Ruthtrumpets.
This is the only piece of Loud House media to be entirely black and white.
Even the Nickelodeon Productions logo at the end is in black and white.
Lincoln appears on the title card as the spotlight shining down on Leni.
On June 24, 2020, Katrina Zemrak released the soundtrack for this short.
On July 11, 2020, the short was released for free on The Loud House's Instagram account.
The Maltese Bear - The title of this short references the 1941 detective noir film The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart.
Casablanca - The lines "Of all the siblings in all the rooms in all the house, she had to walk into mine" and "Play it again, Luna" play on two famous lines from this 1942 drama also starring Humphrey Bogart (although, in a famous misquote, Bogart doesn't actually say "again").
The Loud House – Shorts; The Maltese Bear – Nickelodeon UK